In order to qualify, brides or their fiancé must be serving in the military; either currently deployed or deployed within the last five years to Iraq, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Libya, or Japan. Identification and deployment papers must be presented at the event to qualify. For military brides who are interested in more information, please visit www.bridesacrossamerica.com on how to qualify. Brides must pre-register for the event by logging on to Brides Across America’s website.
Many military brides find it difficult to plan their dream wedding due to deployment, injury or economic circumstances. Brides Across America founder, Heidi Janson, wants to continue making dreams come true. “My goal is to make sure we don’t forget all the servicemen and women overseas fighting for our freedom. It is imperative at this point for Brides Across America to continue growing and make a bigger difference by gaining more support from bridal salons and designers.” Without the program, military brides find it difficult to afford the perfect wedding gown and plan for their wedding day.
About Brides Across America
Brides Across America is a nationwide 501c3 that focuses on providing free wedding gowns to those military brides that have not been able to have their dream wedding. Brides Across America is connecting with bridal salons across the nation to help spread the military spirit. Operation Wedding Gown made headlines when it was featured on NBC's "Making a Difference" with Brian Williams this fall. Since 2007, Brides Across America and its partners have made a difference in the lives of many military brides. Brides Across America was just recently honored by the Joining Forces program, a national initiative to support and honor America’s service members and their families, which was launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden. The national charitable organizations new mission is to support wounded warriors, post-traumatic stress, and jobs for veterans. Brides Across America is an organization about helping people through building community awareness and be a leader in social responsibility.
Michelle Santiago, Media Relations